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“Ajaamil”(1948) was directed by Jamnadas Kapadia for Sanskar Chitra, Bombay. The movie had Umakant, Malti, Kanta Kumari, Narmadashankar, Kashinath, Bhimji Bhai, Chandrika, Shanta bai, Suresh, Manhar Desai etc in it.

This obscure movie had twelve songs according to HFGK. A few of these songs have become available on YT. Though HFGK is silent about the singers of all these songs, One can make out which song contain which voices.

Here is the first song from “Ajaamil”(1948) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rajkumari. Lyrics are penned by Kavi Prabhulal Dwiwedi according to HFGK. Music is composed by Master Mohan junior.

It is interesting to note that the uploader of this song, well known record collector Mr Girdharilal Vishhwakarma mention the lyricist as S P Tripathi, an entirely different name from what is mentioned in HFGK. I have gone with the name provided by uploader.

Music is composed by Master Mohan Junior.

With this song, “Ajaamil”(1948) makes its debut in the blog. As many as 149 HIndi movies were released in 1948. With this song, “Ajaamil”(1948) becomes the 100th movie of 1948 to find representation in the blog. So this is yet another example of an “artificial” though significant landmark for the blog. 🙂


Song-Maanat naahin bihaari re (Ajaamil)(1948) Singer-Rajkumari, Lyrics-S P Tripathi, MD-Master Mohan Junior

Lyrics

Maanat naahin bihaari re ae
laakh jatan kar haari re ae
Maanat naahin bihaari re ae
laakh jatan kar haari re ae

jaaun jahaan main
sang sang doley
jaaun jahaan main
sang sang doley
madhur madhur sur
bain wo boley
naath hamaare
nain ishaare
lok ki laaj bisaari re ae
lok ki laaj bisaari re ae
Maanat naahin bihaari re ae
laakh jatan kar haari re ae

aap mahaawar mehndi lagaaye
aap mahaawar mehndi lagaaye
aap hi ang hamaar sajaaye
aap hi mohe paan khilaaye
haat se apne lagaayi re
haat se apne lagaayi re
Maanat naahin bihaari re
laakh jatan kar haari re

roothh jo jaaun
mujhko manaaye
roothh jo jaaun
mujhko manaaye
pair paden
aur binti sunaayen
nain neer se
dhoye charan mora
kare manuhaar wo bhaari re ae
kare manuhaar wo bhaari re ae
Maanat naahin bihaari re ae
laakh jatan kar haari re ae
Maanat naahin bihaari re ae
laakh jatan kar haari re ae

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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Today’s song is from an old film School Master-1943. This was a Sun Art Pictures film, produced and Directed by the veteran C M Luhar. The Music director was Ninu Majumdar. There were 10 songs in the film. 5 were by Pt. Indra and 5 were by Pt. Bharat Vyas. Our today’s song is by Bharat Vyas. It is a duet sung by Karan Dewan and Rajkumari. The cast of the film was Jeevan, Maya Banerjee, Karan Dewan, Kaushalya,Gope, Rajkumari Shukla, Susheel kumar and others.

I have not seen this film, but have seen the same name film of 1959. I do not know if their stories were same, but the Hero was same- Karan Dewan. Actor Jeevan was in contract with Prakash Pictures during this period and was taken on loan from them officially for this film. The film of 1959 was a remake of a Kannada film of the same name made in 1958. The film was so popular that besides Hindi a remake in Telugu was made in 72, Tamil in 73, Malayalam in 64 and in Odiya in 85. It was also remade in Kannada in 2010. All these films had the same title School Master. The first Kannada film was inspired by a Marathi film ” Oon Paus ” ( ?? ???? ), which was, in turn, inspired by a Hollywood movie “Make way for Tomorrow”-1937. So much for the originality of Indian film makers !

Believe it or not,but LUCK plays a great role in Film Industry.

I am not talking about the ‘Rags to Riches’ or ‘Riches to Rags’ stories in the film industry. They are there,ofcourse,for everyone to see.

I am thinking about all those geniuses and and born actors,who could never make it to the top.I am thinking of those extras,who came all the way from far off places,with a dream in their eyes and finally ended up as ‘Junior Artists’ -a respectful term for Extras.

I am also thinking of all those Talented Composers,like Sajjad Hussain,Daan Singh,Vinod,Sardar Malik,C.Arjun,Shridhar Parsekar and few others,who,despite their Talents and art could never make it great in the Film Industry.

I am also talking about those superfine actors who were sensitive,talented,hardworking but could not make it to the Top in their lives.

I am also talking about those actors, who were very good looking, but not very good in expressions and acting,but still made it to the Top for some period.Those actors, after whom the producers were running with fat moneybags and those actors who got much more than what they actually deserved for their ‘acting’.

Interestingly,in each decade of the 40s, 50s and 60s there was at least one actor who had an extraordinary luck which took him to the top-but not for long.These actors worked with Top actresses of their times,got the best songs and films were made only for them.

In the 40s, it was KARAN DEWAN. he came to the Silver screen with Punjabi film ‘Puran Bahadur’,but it was Ratan -44 which made his life.The music of Ratan made history and he became a STAR overnight.He was a good-looker,but acting wise he was nothing.His luck was so strong that after Ratan-44,roles came to him in scores and he acted with the best Heroines of his days-like Nargis, Meena Kumari, Nalini Jaywant, Suraiya, Madhubala, Noorjahan, Munawwar Sultana, Swarnalata, Meena Shorey, Kamini Kaushal, Geetabali, Vaijayantimala, Sandhya etc etc….

Once his luck worn out, he had to work as a Production Manager with B R Chopra.When he died, only his colleagues from the Cine Artists’ Association, Chandrasekhar and Manmohan Krishna attended his funeral-nobody else from the film industry !

The ‘Chikana’ Hero of the 50’s was BHARAT BHUSHAN. Though he started with Chitralekha -1941 ( he was in the role of a disciple in the Ashram and was No 17 in the credits of the film!),he became famous because of the musical films of the 50s. He did about 180 films in his career and worked,without exception,with all leading Heroines of his times.he also got the best songs of the decade.
However he never won any acclaim for his acting skills.He always survived with best music and beautiful heroines. Once this supply receded,his days were numbered and he spent his last days in difficult times.

In the 60s and the third in this list was PRADEEP KUMAR,whose top period was late 50s and all 60s, though his last film came in 1994-2 years after his death. Acting wise he was most ordinary,but in looks he always looked Royal. Roles of Princes and Kings suited him best. I don’t remember the film name,but in one film he is shown begging on the road,but even there he was looking like as if he was the king of beggars ! He did many films as a Police Officer,but even in that role he looked a ‘Raees” policeman !

Handsome all Three-they also had one thing common amongst them- Their brothers produced many films (not all) for them, and everyone died in conditions not befitting their images.

Jaimini Dewan made films( including Ratan) for Karan Dewan.

R.Chandra produced films for Bharat Bhushan

and

Kalidas was the producer for many of Pradeep Kumar’s films.

Dewan Karan Chopra aka Karan Dewan ( 6-11-1917 to 2-8-1979 ) youngest of three brothers was born at Gujranwala, Punjab (now in Pakistan), British India. He studied in Lahore, where he became interested in Journalism and started editing a film magazine in Urdu, Jagat Lakshmi. One of the local distributors he met was Tarachand Barjatya, who was then the Manager of Chandanmal Inder Kumar’s distribution office at Lahore. Through his connection with Barjatya he landed in Calcutta, and in 1939, made his acting debut as Puran in the Punjabi feature film Puran Bhagat

Dewan started his film career with the role of Puran in Puran Bhagat in Punjabi in 1939 in Calcutta. It was produced by Raisaheb Sukhlal Karnani and directed by Roop K. Shorey’s father R. L. Shorey. His second film Mera Maahi (1941) was also a Punjabi film, directed by Shankar Mehta at Lahore and starring Ragini and Manorama. This was the movie in which he sang songs for the first time in the movies under the baton of legendary music director Shyam Sunder. Later, in Rattan, he sang for the first time in Hindi movies for Naushad. B R Chopra, then working as a film journalist in Lahore, helped Karan Dewan to get in touch with Devika Rani, who invited Dewan to come to Bombay. When this did not help Dewan get films, he taught “Urdu pronunciation to actors and actresses”.

In 1944, Karan Dewan acted in Rattan, a musical romantic drama, directed by M. Sadiq, which became one of the most popular films of that year. “A tremendous hit”, it paired Dewan with Swarnalata. His decisive film was Rattan (1944), which was produced by his brother Jaimini Diwan, and this movie had turned out to be the biggest hit of 1944. He also sang songs in this movie under music director Naushad, and his song “Jab Tum Hi Chale Pardes” became popular. He sang in films such as Piya Ghar Aaja (1947), Mitti Ke Khiloune (1948) and Lahore (1949). His other important films were Zeenat (1945), Lahore (1949), Dahej (1950), Bahar (1951) and Teen Batti Char Rasta (1953). Known as a “jubilee star”, about twenty of his films are stated to have been jubilee (twenty-five weeks or more) hits.

Dewan married co-actress Manju in 1944 following the release of Rattan, in which she had a character role. By 1966, he was working as a casting agent for the film unit of Maya (1966). He continued to work in the 1960s and 1970s playing supporting parts in films such as Apna Ghar (1960), Shaheed(1965), Jeene Ki Raah (1969) and Nadaan (1971), with the last film in which he was credited being Sohanlal Kanwar’s Atmaram (1979).

He worked in 73 films and sang 18 songs in 9 films. He worked with all leading actresses of his times,including Noorjehan and Nargis. At the end of his career, however, he was down financially and had to work as a Manager with B R Chopra’s company. When he died, except two workers of Cine artistes association, no one else from Film industry was present.

Film industry is one industry where men and women have to work together. Whether it is Actor-director or Singer-Composer, for the sake of work they have to spend much time together. No wonder then that Cupid does his work overtime. Sometimes there are mutual attraction and at times there are one sided fires burning. In most cases the one sided fire is extinguished in a very painful way, like what P L Santoshi faced with actress Rehana or the slap Sanjiv Kumar got from actress Nutan.

There were cases when love of Dilip kumar for Madhubala, died in the High court witness Box, when he gave evidence against her father in the ‘ Naya Daur ‘ legal case. Dev Anand’s love with Suraiyya ended happily for Dev Anand with him marrying Kalpana Kartik, but Suraiyya stayed “Unmarried”, in his ” yaad”, throughout her life. Here the villain was her so called ” Grand mother “, who actually was her own mother, as documented in the book “Stars from another sky” by Saadat Hasan Manto !

The successful 2-way traffic usually ended with a marriage. We can see marriages between producers and Actresses( Himanshu Rai-Devika rani and W Z Khan and actress Nina), directors and singers/actresses ( Nalini jaywant-Virendra Desai, Shaukat Hussain-Noorjehan, Geeta Dutt-Guru Dutt, Lalita Pawar-G.P.Pawar, Rattanbai-Hafiz Khan), Actors and Actresses ( Arun Ahuja-Nirmala devi, Snehprabha Pradhan-Kishore Sahu, Dev Anand-Kalpana Kartik, Dharmendra- Hema Malini, Rajesh Khanna-Dimple Kapadiya, Amitabh Bachchan-Jaya, Abhishek-Aishwarya, Kishore Kumar-Madhubala, Premnath-Bina Rai, Karan Dewan-Manju Desai, Marutirao Pehlwan-Tara Devi.)

There were some odd combinations like Satyendranath Athiah-Bhanu Athaiya (Lyricist-Costume designer),Lyricist-Singer (Amar Verma-Manik Verma), Singer-villain (Shakti Kapoor- Shivangi Kolhapure),Music teacher-student ( Roshan-Ira Moitra, Hemant Kumar-Bela Mukherjee, C.Ramchandra-‘Ben’ Ratan Thakur), and even a singer-Orchestra player (Vinita Amladi-Krishna Chakravarty) and lastly between singer-singers ( Jyoti-G M Durani, Gauhar Karnataki- Bal Gandharva). There were those pairs who were singers-actors ( Amirbai- Himalayawala,Rafiq Gazanavi- Anwari bai).

The interesting group, however,was that of Composer-Singers ( Sudhir Phadke-Lalita Deulkar, Asha Bhosle-R D Burman, Naashad-Premlata, Anil Biswas-Meena Kapoor, Pannalal Ghosh-Parul Ghosh, Khayyam-Jagjit Kaur, Ghulam Haider-Umrao Zia begum, Kamal Dasgupta-Firoza begum, Ninu Majumdar-Kaumudi Munshi).

Ninu (Niranjan) Majumdar was born on 9-9-1915 in a Gujarati Nagar Brahmin family of Baroda (Vadodara). Ninu was a pet name that he became famous by. His real name was Niranjan, which he later used as a pen name in his Gazals. His father, Nagendra Mazumdar made silent films. He was also a Music Director and Lyricist in his times. Ninu Majumdar’s name is variously written as Mujumdar, Muzumdar, Majumdar and Mazumdar.

After the early influence of Faiyaz Khan, Mazumdar’s search took him to various routes and he studied different kinds of music before he came into his own to become one of the first Gujarati Sugam Sangeet (light music) singer. He soon graduated to composing his own music and writing songs. Apart from classical music, the earlier influence was also of Ravindra Sangeet. This was at the time when Bengali language enjoyed prestige among Gujaratis of a kind that was comparable to the status of French among the English speaking nations. He grew out of it in a few years.

The more lasting influence on his music was that of folk songs and semi-classical music of Uttar Pradesh (U.P.) like the Hori, Chaiti, Barkha Biraha as well asThumri and Dadra. He learned these during his stint in U.P. where he did farming for some years and also kept in touch through association with people like Satyendra Trivedi, a connoisseur of music and the “Thumri Queen”, Siddheshwari Devi, a family friend and his wife Kaumudi’s Guru.

Ninu’s ambition, even when he started his schooling in music at Baroda, was to become a music director in films. From 1937 onwards he participated in light Gujarati musical programmes. He also produced several features for All India Radio. From 1954, Mazumdar worked with all India Radio in Mumbai for over 20 years as Light Music Producer. He would have liked to take part in Hindi programmes too but the shortage of Gujarati artists forced him to concentrate on programmes in that language.

When in charge of music for the newly launched Vividh Bharati, that had to compete with Radio Ceylon without using any film music (film music was not played on AIR for several years due to conflicts over contracts and royalties), he successfully produced programmes inviting Salil Chaudhary, Kanu Ghosh and others from Bombay Youth Choir or IPTA and using voices of Manna Dey and other well known artists. Later when the issue of royalties was settled between the film producers and AIR, Mazumdar was the first to produce the popular Jaymala Programme by interviewing eminent persons from the film industry.

A career in films was also cut out for Ninu Mazumdar, as his father, Nagendra Mazumdar, was a dramatist and film producer. Nagendra was not much of a musician but he imparted his son training in music from the very early days.

Ninu found the field restricted, in a way in films, because of the need of working at a very fast pace and with view to pleasing the majority among the public. Ninu tried to introduce a new trend in film music, that of, adding a classical touch by borrowing from the old masters like Surdas. These attempts met with considerable success in Gopinath, a picture in which Ninu had interest as a producer as well.

It was in films made in the forties that a young Ninu Mazumdar’s voice could be heard. He sang with Sardar Akhtar in “Uljhan”, with Amirbai Karnataki in “Paristan” and Meena Kapoor in “Gopinath”.

He provided music for Jail Yatra and Gopinath, two of the earliest Raj Kapoor films. It is well documented by now that the Yashomati Maiyase Poochhe Nandlala song in RK movie Satyam Shivam Sundaram is a direct lift from Mazumdar’s Aai Gori Radhika in Gopinath.

He also composed music for several Gujarati Films like “Jeevano Jugari”, “Okha Haran”, “Sharad Poonam” etc.

He sang and penned quite a few of his songs. Amongst others who sang for him were Meena Kapoor, Shamshad Begum, Geeta Dutt, Suraiya, Hameedabanu, Pradeepji, C.H.Atma, Ameerbai Karnataki, Raj Kapoor, Shankar Dasgupta, S.D.Batish, Lakshmi Shankar, Talat Mehmood, Siddheshwari Devi, Rajkumar, Nalini Mulgaonkar, Dilip Dholakia, Ajeet Merchant, Shobha Gurtu, Sarla Bhide, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosale, Manna Dey, Kishori Amonkar, Usha Mangeshkar, Leela Mehta, Premlata Naik, Kishori Ghia, Suman Kalyanpur, Kaumudi Munshi,etc.

Vetern composer Ninu Mazumdar passed away on March 3 2000. Some of his songs have become so popular that people often do not even remember who wrote or composed them.

He gave music to 19 Hindi films – Black out-1942,Amanat, Masterjee, School Master, Kiran, Paristan, Rangila Dost, Main kya karun, Gudiya, Jail yatra, Gopinath, Kuch naya, Aflatoon, Pul, Raj ratan, Ram Shastri, Teen Tasweeren, Bhai Saheb-54 and Punam ka chaand-67.

He sang 28 songs in 13 films and directed 1 film-Kuchh naya-48

His son Uday gave music to TV serial ” Buniyaad ” in the 80s.

The Director CHIMANLAL MULJIBHOY LUHAR ( 1901-1948) was a Chemistry graduate from Bombay University. He started writing as a critic and author in journals like Beesvin sadee, Navchetan and Bombay Chronicle. He joined film line as a lab Assistant in Kohinoor studios in early 20s. Soon he became a noted cameraman for several documentaries, with K.D.Brothers, Bombay,under a British cameraman of Prince of Wales’ official entourage. After a brief stint at Rajkot with Saurashtra Films and a longer one at Krishna Films-where he shot 20 films, he joined Sharada Studios with ‘Dagabaz Duniya-1926 and several stunt films by Master Vithal. He turned a producer for a few stunt films. Later he was a partner in Sharda films and a Director with Sagar Movietone(1934-1940). From 1941 to 46 he worked for Prakash Pictures. He directed Sassi Punnu-32,Silver King-35 Talash-E-haq (first film of Nargis, made by Jaddanbai)-35, Do deewane, Kharab Jaan, Capt. Kirtikumar, Dynamite, Kaun kisika, Sewa Samaj, Saubhagya, Darshan, Station master, School Master, Uss paar and Bindiya. He died at the young age of 47 years,in 1948. He had established his own production outfit ‘Sun Art Pictures’ in 1943, but he made only 3 films with it -School Master-43, Uss Paar-44 and Bindiya-46, before he died, after a prolonged illness.

I have heard 6 songs of this film and I was,honestly,impressed with the songs. There are 2 songs by Ninu Majumdar himself and 2 duets of Karan Dewan and Rajkumari. Both the duets are light comedies. With today’s song the film School Master – 1943 makes its Debut on the Blog.

(credits- HFGK,wiki, Prof.Yadav’s book, star portraits,encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, Filmdom-46, inhe na bhulana, Filmindia-43 and my notes)


Song-Mera khuli hawa mein bangla (School Master)(1943) Singers-Karan Dewan, Rajkumari, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Ninu Majumdar

Lyrics

Mera khuli hawa mein bangla
mera khuli hawa mein bangla
bangle mein balam akela
kahaan hai meri banglewaali

kahaan hai teri banglewaali
pardesi des paraaya
jahaan teri kahin banglewaali

ho aisi banglewaali
ho aisi banglewaali
roop ho kaali
chaal matwaali
kahaan hai teri banglewaali
pardesi des paraaya
jahaan teri kahin banglewaali

bangle de(?) baanke sanwariya
bangle de(?) baanke sanwariya
?? aankh milaaye najariya
?? aankh milaaye najariya
hamre dil mein unki maala
unke munh mein gaali

kahaan hai meri banglewaali
bangle mein balam akela
kahaan hai meri banglewaali

dilon beech deewaar na kheencho
dilon beech deewaar na kheencho
phool chaaho to kaliyaan seencho
phool chaaho to kaliyaan seencho
aao pujaari khadi pujaarin
aao pujaari khadi pujaarin
liye prem ki thhaali
haan liye prem ki thhaali
haan liye prem ki thhaali

kahaan hai meri banglewaali
bangle mein balam akela
kahaan hai meri banglewaali


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“Toote Taare”(1948) was directed by Harish for Umar Khayyam Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Sheikh Mukhtar, Shamim, Kanhaiyalal, Mridula, Murad, Putlibai, Sudhir, Babu, s Ghosh, Sultan, Shareif, Kanchan Kumar, Anwari Bai, Murad, Laddan, Agha Dehalvi etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past. Here is the fifth song from “Toote Taare”(1948) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rajkumari. Lyricist is not known (though there were two lyricists in the movie, viz. Anjum Pilibhiti and Rafiq Ajmeri). Music is composed by Nashaad.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Man mein laagi aag sajanwa (Toote Taare)(1948) Singer-Rajkumari, MD-Nashaad

Lyrics

man mein laagi aag
man mein lagi aag sajanwa
man mein laagi aag
yaad tihaari deepak raag
man mein laagi aag sajanwa
man mein laagi aag

bichhad gaye tum hamse mil ke
bichhad gaye tum hamse mil ke
man ke phool murjhaaye khil ke
man ke phool murjhaaye ae
jaag ke so gaye bhaag
sajanwa
sajanwa man mein laagi aag
sajanwa man mein laagi aag

mere jeewan raag tumhi ho o
mere jeewan raag tumhi ho o
sar ka mere taaj tumhi ho
sar ka mere taaj tumhi ho
tumhi se lagi laaj
sajanwa
sajanwa man mein laagi aag
sajanwa man mein laagi aag

aake sun lo o o
aake sun lo o o
baat hamaari ee ee
bat hamaari
aasu hamre yad tihaari
aasu hamre yaad tihari
kab tak khele phaag sajanwa
sajanwa man mein lagi aag
sajanwa man mein lagi aag
yaad tihaari deepak raag
man mein laagi aag sajanwa
man mein laagi aag


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3552 Post No. : 14252

Today’s song is from an obscure film called Miss Devi-44. The film was made by Laxmi Productions, Bombay-owned by the producer Director Chimanlal Trivedi. The Music was done by Ashok Ghosh. The song is sung by Rajkumari and an unknown male.

Ashok Ghosh started his music career as an assistant to Pransukh Nayak, for Sagar Movietone film Dr. Madhurika-35. He impressed the company with his work and he was given film Manmohan-36 as an independent Music Director. He had a new assistant named Anil Biswas.

Anil Biswas came from Calcutta along with his Mentor Hiren Bose. In Bombay, he first worked as a joint MD for film Bal Hatya-35 and Bharat ki Beti-35. He got his first film Dharam ki Devi-35 as MD. Anil Biswas joined Sagar as an assistant to Ashok Ghosh. The songs of Manmohan became very popular and famous, especially ” tumhi ne mujh ko prem sikhaya” by Surendra and Bibbo. According to Anil Biswas, he made the song, but Ashok Ghosh always maintained that it was his song. To stress his ownership of this song, Ghosh included the same song in film Nirdosh-41, this time sung by Mukesh and Nalini Jaywant.

After Sagar merged into national Studios, Ghosh gave music to Sanskar-40, Kasauti-41, Nirdosh-41 and Gareeb-42 ( Here again Anil Biswas was his co-MD). Then came Angoothi-43, Sharafat-43, Inkaar-43 and Miss Devi-44 and Aarati-45. His last film was Gunjan -48.Ashok Ghosh left Bombay for Calcutta, where he spent his rest of life.

The Director of this film was Chimanlal Trivedi, who was one of the major film makers of the 30s and the 40s decade. He was more as a Producer businessman than a Director. While he directed hardly 7 films, he produced close to 50 films- all having A grade actors, directors and composers !

Born on 19-3-1909 at a village near Anand in Gujarat he was from a Brahmin family. He did his schooling in Ahmedabad and technical graduation from Baroda. Being an expert in weaving, he took up a job as a weaving Master in Calcutta. Fond of writing, he started writing Dramas, which were staged in Bengal and Gujarat. He was attracted towards Cinema and tried some work in New Theatres. Knowing that the real playing field is Bombay he reached there. he wrote story of film Chevrolet-36 and Danger Signal-37 for Mohan pictures.

He established his own production company CIRCO (Cine Industries Recording COmpany) in 1937. By 1943, he had made 12 films. He preferred not to direct his films, but appointed directors like Mohan Sinha for Laxmi-40, Anuradha-40 and Vanmala-41, Balwant Bhatt for Suhag-40 and Madhusudan-41, A R Kardar for Swami-41 and Nai Duniya-42 and Debki Bose for Apna Ghar-42.

He had the art of getting the most popular stars for his films like, Prithviraj kapoor, Chandramohan, Durga Khote,Mazhar khan, Bibbo,Surendra, Jairaj, Sitara, Jeevan, Yaqub, Shobhana Samarth, Prem Adeeb, Vishnupant Pagnis,Leela Desai, Pahadi Sanyal, Shanta Apte and many others. Even big directors like Debki Bose,Nitin Bose, Kardar,Mohan Sinha, Sarvottam Badami, Nandlal Jaswantlal,Profull Roy, Sudhir Sen, R S Caudhari, Phani mujumdar, Balwant Bhatt etc. worked for him. From Prabhat he brought Shanta Apte for Rs.1000 pm, and also Chandramohan, Pagnis and Mazhar khan. His friend Chandulal Shah followed his way and brought K L Saigal from New Theatres !

C L Trivedi was an expert in gathering funds for his films. After CIRCO at Parel, he started Laxmi Productions at Andheri, in 1942. He made mera Gaon,Sharafat,Bhagya Laxmi,Kadambari,Tamanna,Inkaar,Mohabbat,Miss Devi etc. In 1951, it was Supreme pictures, Trivedi Productions was in 1952, Kala Kendra in 1953 and with Chitra Bharati in 1954, he made 13 films upto 1961. Top Composers like Timir Baran,Ashok Ghosh,Rafiq Gaznavi,K C Dey,Saraswati Devi,Husnlal-Bhagatram and naushad gave music to his films.

In the end, he turned to Stage and started Abhinay Bharati. He staged many dramas in Bombay and Gujarat. Chimanlal always went for big names. He had close relations with Nehru, Menon, Morarji Desai, and other National leaders. His wife Kantaben was a Leader herself. Chimanlal Trivedi died on 25-11-1973. His wife, 3 sons and a daughter settled in USA.

It may be a coincidence, but Gujarati businessmen like Chimanlal Trivedi, Chimanlal Desai,Chimanlal Luhar, Chaturbhuj Doshi, Chimankant Desai, Chunibhai Desai and Chandulal Shah made sizable contribution to Hindi cinema in the first 20 years of the Talkie era. All names started with CH ( ? ) !

Film Miss Devi had a cast of Leela Desai, Surendra,Jagdish Sethi, Agha, Moni Chatterji, Nazeer etc etc. Leela Desai was brought by Trivedi by offering her money she could not refuse. After doing 5 films with New Theatres and 1 film with Ideal Film Co. at Calcutta, she came to Bombay and worked here till she left films.

Leela Desai was the daughter of Dr. Umedbhai Desai-a Gujarati and his second wife Satyabala Devi- a Bengali from Bihar, who was a prominent singer of the 1930s. She was born in America, where her parents had gone for a 3 year trip. She grew up in India. She learnt dancing from Amla Devi-who married Uday shanker, Lachhu Maharaj and Sohan lal. She also learnt music in Morris College , Lucknow. Actress kamala Kumari of New Theatres had also learnt from here. In one of her stage performances in Lucknow, NT’s Director Hem Chander saw her and invited her to Calcutta for working in films.

She worked in the film President-37 as sister of Kamlesh Kumari,opposite Saigal. It was followed by Vidyapati-37, Dushman-38, Kapal kundala-39 and Nartaki-40. She also did Adarsh Mahila-37 with Ideal Film company. Chimanlal Trivedi brought her to Bombay to act opposite Jairaj in film Tamanna-42. She acted in 5 films of Chimanlal Trivedi. After tamanna, leela Desai acted in films like Sharafat,Paraya Dhan, Nagad narayan,Inkaar, Mujrim, Miss Devi,Kaliyan, Meghdoot,Maharani Minal Devi,Magadhraj,Kamla, Dev kanya, Soorat and last film Geet Govind-47.

She acted opposite leading actors like K L Saigal, Najmul Hasan, Jairaj, Pahadi Sanyal, Surendra, Chandra Mohan, Khalil, Baburao pendharkar etc etc. She worked under top directors like Debki Bose, Nitin Bose, kidar Sharma, Phani mujumdar and others. her sisters Monica Desai ( who married Phani Mujumdar) and Ramola were also in films. In a span of just 10 years, Leela Desai acted in 21 films and then left films. She settled in Darjeeling with her mother. Baburao Patel said this about Leela Desai….

“What shall be said of Leela Desai, who acted the part of the President’s sister, the mischievous school-girl, and who always took the active part in the love-making between her and Prakash Babu (Saigal)? I cannot find a single fault with her acting. She played up to Saigal splendidly. Even her eyes were most expressive. What naughtiness was in them? As a shameless hussy she could give points to any of your Hollywood actresses–and win. In the love-duet between her and Saigal it was she who always led. She was the personification of Mr. Bernerd Shaw’s pet notion that, in this eternal amorous game, it is the woman who leads the man on and not, as is commonly supposed, the other way about. From the moment she jumped down her school garden-wall and almost fell plump into the arms of Prakash Babu, who was sitting below chewing the end of his reflections anent his dismissal from his job, she never, in a manner of speaking, left him to himself. She would bring down the house with her: “Uske bad kya hua, Prakash Babu?” The poor man had to dance to her measure ever afterwards. When she found herself with him alone she gave us the impression of having fed on honey-dew and on the milk of paradise. Then, in addition to her sparkling dialogue and supremely ‘alive’ acting, she was gorgeous in her dancing performance. Her whole face was a mirror in which her thoughts were reflected. She was an imp of mischief from commencement to conclusion.”

The onset of second world war from 1939 to 1945 imposed several restrictions on the film industry. One of them was to get extra quota of raw film, the producer had to make one Propaganda film as a war effort of the British. Many big film houses suffered ( New Theatres actually broke down) due to this. Raw film was available in Black market at an exorbitant price ( many people made millions in such Black market of essential commodities and they invested in film industry later).

Film Miss Devi-44 was one such film of propaganda. Unfortunately, by the time the film got completed, censored and finally got released the war had almost ended, thereby losing the very purpose of the film. Germany had surrendered on 8-5-1945. USA dropped Atom Bombs on Japan on 6th and 9th August 1945. Japan surrendered on 2-9-1945 and finally war ended totally. Miss Devi-44 was censored in 1944, but was released on 10-8-1945 in Capitol Theatres, Bombay. By that time the relevance of war propaganda had lost its sheen and need. This affected the film’s running. Another film released almost same time on the same theme was Panna, made by Navyug Films of Acharya Atre. Of course, the lead role of film Panna was done by Geeta Nizami, who was no match to leela Desai in any way !

According to Film India, october-45 issue the story of Miss Devi was about Twin sisters Rani and Devi (Leela Desai). Rani becomes a spy for Japan, whereas Devi is sober, homely, beautiful etc. Devi falls in love with Dr. Ramesh (Surendra).Being a story of twins, there were many scenes of misunderstandings, comedy, song and dances. In the end Rani gets punishment and Devi gets Dr.Ramesh.

Here is a song by Rajkumari with an unknown male. Enjoy this rare song.
( My thanks to Beete kal ke sitare by S.Tamrakar, Harish Raghuwanshi ji, Dhunon ki yatra, Vithal Pandya’s books,HFGK, wikipedia and my notes for some information in this article).


Song-Balma bedardi hamaar (Miss Devi)(1944) Singers-Rajkumari, Unknown male voice, MD-Ashok Ghosh

Lyrics

balma bedardi hamaar
haay raam
balma bedardi hamaar
haay raam
balma bedardi hamaar
balma bedardi hamaar
haay raam
balma bedardi hamaar
haay raam
balma bedardi hamaar

aayi jawaani
jiya mora doley
aayi jawaani
jiya mora doley
saas nanand mori boli boley
saas nanand mori boli boley
raah chaloon to taaken marad mohe
hoy
raah chaloon to taaken marad mohe
maare najariyon se maar
haay raam
balma bedardi hamaar
haay raam
balma bedardi hamaar
haay raam
balma bedardi hamaar

din ko nihaaroon main
raah sajan tori
din ko nihaaroon main
raah sajan tori
ratiyaan bitaaun main roye
ratiyaan bitaaun main roye
chhatiyaan dhadak rahi
patiyaa na bheje piya
hoy
chhatiyaan dhadak rahi
patiyaa na bheje piya
dar dar(?) sunat nahin koye
hoy piya
dar dar ?? sunat nahinkoye

din ko nihaare kaahe raah hamaari raani
ratiyaan bitaaye kaahe roye
ratiyaan bitaaye kaahe roye
patiyaan na bheji mohe
patiyaan na bheji mohe
aana thha yahaan gori
aawan ?? ek hai ??
haan gori
aawan ?? ek hai ??

padgi kesariya balam hai tihaari
padgi kesariya balam hai tihaari
choli tori bootedaar
ho gori
choli tori bootedaar

hil mil ke looten bahaar
ho sainyya
hil mil ke looten bahaar
aao gori
hil mil ke looten bahaar

balma bedardi hamaar
haay raam
balma bedardi hamaar
haay raam
balma bedardi hamaar


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Blog Day : 3523 Post No. : 14149

“Jigar”(1949) was directed by Bhagwan for Chandni Chitra Production. The movie had Bhagwan, Leela Gupte, Vasantrao, Baburao etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Four songs from the movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Jigar”(1949) to appear in the blog. This romantic expression of love “panghat” song is sung by Rajkumari, C Ramchandra and chorus. Ehsan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song. My guess is that this song is picturised on Bhagwan and Leela Gupte. My guess could be wrong, seeing that I had made the same guess of actors for a C Ramchandra- Lata duet from this movie in the past as well. 🙂


Song-Mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage (Jigar)(1949) Singers-Rajkumari, C Ramchandra, Lyrics-Ehsan Rizvi, MD-C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage
ho darr laage
mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage
ho darr laage

raste mein sainyyaa ka ghar laage
raste mein sainyya ka ghar laage
mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage
ho darr laage
mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage
ho darr laage

sainyya to ghar chhod aaye hain tere dwaare
phirte hain tere peechhey kheton mein maare maare
kyun tujhko sainyya se darr laage
ho
kyun tujhko sainyya se darr laage

mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage
ho darr laage
mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage
ho darr laage

maare maare phiroge tum
haath nahin aaungi
main haath nahin aaungi
maare maare phiroge tum
haath nahin aaungi
main haath nahin aaungi
gora mukh dikha ke main
aur bhi tarsaaungi
gora mukh dikha ke main
aur bhi tarsaaungi
dekho na
tumhri najar laage
ho
dekho na
tumhri najar laage
mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage
ho darr laage
mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage
ho darr laage

aurat ke aage hathh na chalegi
aurat ke aage hathh na chalegi
apna apna kaam dekho
daal na galegi
apna apna kaam dekho
daal na galegi
ab chaahe saari umar laage
ho
ab chaahe saari umar laage

mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage
ho darr laage
mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage
ho darr laage


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“Vikramadiyta”(1945) was directed by Vijay Bhatt for Prakash Pictures, Bombay. The historical movie had Prithviraj Kapoor, Ratnamala, Baburao Pendharkar, Prem Adeeb, Ranjana, Bhagwandas, Jillo etc in it.

There were nine songs in this movie.

One song from the movie has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Vikramadiyta”(1945) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rajkumari and Manna Dey. Ramesh Gupta is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankarrao Vyas.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song. My guess is that this song is picturised on the lead pair.

I have not been able to get the lyrics of this song right at one place. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the gaps/ suggest corrections in the lyrics wherever applicable. The lyrics of this romantic song are in chaste Sanskritised Hindi, which to mind is quite appropriate and extremely suitable for a song of this nature. It is a rare song that deserves to be better known among music lovers. To those who may be wondering, this song is about a ras ka lobhi bhanwra getting trapped inside a flower. The lady is wondering why the lotus flower is swaying despite there being no breeze, and the gentleman (King Vikramaditya most probably) explains that is a bhanwra, trapped inside the flower that is trying to come out. Very nice imagination from the poet.


Song-Hain gagan mein baadal thahre huye(Vikramaditya)(1945) Singers-Rajkumari, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Ramesh Gupta, MD-Shankar Rao Vyas

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
hain gagan mein baadal thahre huye
hain gagan mein baadal thahre huye
aur pawan bhi chal chupchaap raha
aur pawan bhi chal chupchaap raha
hain stheer aaj ban bel vraksh
koi pankhhi na raag alaap raha
koi pankhhi na raag alaap raha

sundar prabhat sheetal kirnen
sundar prabhat sheetal kirnen
tere mann mein sama kya paap raha
tere mann mein sama kya paap raha
hain shaant sarowar ki lahren
hain shaant sarowar ki lahren
yoon kamal bata kyun kaanp raha
phir kaho kamal kyun kaanp raha

sun ri
sun ri bholi
is mein koi
sun ri bholi
is mein koi
kar paap ka paschhataap raha
kar paap ka paschhataap raha
is mein madhukar madhu ka lobhi
is mein madhukar madhu ka lobhi
sandhya ko aa chupchaap raha
sandhya ko aa chupchaap raha
laalach mein bandiwaan hua
laalach mein bandiwaan hua
ab shakti hai apni naap raha
ab shakti hai apni naap raha
hai tadap raha wo mukti ko
hai tadap raha wo mukti ko
is liye kamal hai kaanp raha
is liye kamal hai kaanp raha

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
हैं गगन में बादल ठहरे हुए
हैं गगन में बादल ठहरे हुए
और पवन भी चल चुपचाप रहा
और पवन भी चल चुपचाप रहा
हैं स्थीर आज बन बेल वृक्ष
कोई पंखी ना राग अलाप रहा
कोई पंखी ना राग अलाप रहा

सुंदर प्रभात शीतल किरणें
सुंदर प्रभात शीतल किरणें
तेरे मन में समा क्या पाप रहा
तेरे मन में समा क्या पाप रहा
हैं शांत सरोवर की लहरें
हैं शांत सरोवर की लहरें
यूं कमल बता क्यों काँप रहा
फिर कहो कमल क्यों काँप रहा

सुन री
सुन री भोली
इस में कोई
सुन री भोली
इस में कोई
कर पाप का पश्चाताप रहा
कर पाप का पश्चाताप रहा
इसमें मधुकर मधु का लोभी
इसमें मधुकर मधु का लोभी
संध्या को आ चुपचाप रहा
संध्या को आ चुपचाप रहा
लालच में बंदीवान हुआ
लालच में बंदीवान हुआ
अब शक्ति अपनी नाप रहा
अब शक्ति अपनी नाप रहा
है तड़प रहा वो मुक्ति को
है तड़प रहा वो मुक्ति को
इस लिए कमल है काँप रहा
इस लिए कमल है काँप रहा


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“Naseeb”(1945) was directed by Vedi for Silver Films, Bombay. The movie had Pramila, Kumar, David, Krishnkant, Sunetra, Jillo, Nazma, Leela Mishra, Chandabai, Moone Agha, Agha Jaan, Ghori etc in it.

This “social movie”, also called “Can’t help it” had nine obscure songs in it that were penned by three lyricists and the songs were sung by at least four singers.

Two of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Naseeb”(1945) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rajkumari. I C Kapoor is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Govindram.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.

The song, talking about “guzra zamaana” certainly evokes feelings of nostalgia among the listeners.


Song-Unhen yaad aaye guzra zamaana (Naseeb)(1945) Singer-Rajkumari, Lyrics-I C Kapoor, MD-Pt Govindram

Lyrics

unhen yaad aaye
unhen yaad aaye
haan unhen yaad aaye
unhen yaad aaye
unhen yaad aaye guzra zamaana
ho mere angna mein chupke se aana
unhen yaad aaye

chori chori se karte thhe baaten
chori chori se karte thhe baaten
unki galiyon mein meri mulaakaaten
ho mere sapnon ki duniya basaana
unhen yaad aaye
unhen yaad aaye
haan unhen yaad aaye
unhen yaad aaye

hare kheton mein peepal nishaani
do dilon ki wo meethhi kahaani
hare kheton mein peepal nishaani
do dilon ki wo meethhi kahaani
tera bansi baja ke bulaana
tere bansi baja ke bulaana
hamen yaad aaye
hamen yaad aaye
haan hamen yaad aaye
hamen yaad aaye

mere dil mein sada tum rahoge
mere dil mein sada tum rahoge
wo karoongi baja(?) tum kahoge
ho tumhen meri kasam na bhulaana
tumhen yaad aaye
tumhen yaad aaye
haan tumhen yaad aaye
tumhen yaad aaye
tumhen yaad aaye guzra zamaana
ho more angna mein chupke se aana
tumhen yaad aaye


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“Rangeen Zamaana” (1948) was produced and directed by M Bhavnani. The movie had Premnath, Monica Desai, Gope etc in it.
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“Jaan Pehchaan”(1950) was directed by Fali Mistry for United Technician, Bombay. The movie had Nargis, raj Kapoor, Jeewan, Shyama, Dulari, Amar, Mukri, Amir Bano, Sankatha etc in it.
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“Sapna” (1952) was directed by Kidar Sharma for Hindustan production company. The movie had Kishore Sahu, Bina Rai, Cuckoo, Shakuntala, Moni C., Hiralal, Rani Chanda, Narbada Shanker, Paul Sharma etc in it.
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